The LemonAide Story
When Lesa Moser began her chemo treatments for ovarian cancer, two of her
friends decided to visit her during her first treatment and take a gift to let her know
they were thinking of her. They purchased a small clown with bright yellow hair in
the hospital gift shop at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Georgia.
On the way up to the treatment room, one of them named him LemonAide because
of his bright yellow hair. They told Lesa that he was to accompany her to all of her
treatments. After she completed the treatments Sharon Herndon (one of the two
friends) asked how LemonAide was doing. She replied that he was fine and that
she had decided to pass him along when someone else needed him. Shockingly, a
few months later she passed him along to Sharon and LemonAide went with her to
all of her treatments for breast cancer. In a few short months, LemonAide was
passed to the fourth patient, Karin Kastetter, in Asheville, North Carolina. The
friends added a cape to the clown and had the names of each person who had taken
him to treatments and the date of their diagnosis put on the cape.
One day while waiting for her doctor at Phoebe Putney Cancer Center in Albany,
Georgia, Sharon asked her husband if he thought she should market LemonAide
and give the money to fight cancer. He thought it was a great idea. After a
conversation with Lesa they formed LemonAide’s Friends, Inc. a nonprofit
501(3)(c) corporation. After expenses are paid, they plan to donate all the money
raised from the sale of the LemonAide clowns and other products to fight cancer.
LemonAide is not just any ordinary clown. Since cancer affects not only the body
but also the emotions LemonAide is on a special mission to give love and support
to those with cancer as well as to serve as an encourager to help patients maintain a
positive mental and emotional attitude. LemonAide will be offered for sale in
hospital gift shops, cancer treatment centers etc.
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled growth and
spread of abnormal cells. If this growth and spread are left uncontrolled it can
result in death. The treatments for cancer are surgery, radiation, chemotherapy,
hormones, and immunotherapy.
It is estimated by the National Cancer Institute that approximately 9.8 million
American people who have a history of cancer were alive in January 2001.
Approximately 1,372,910 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in
2005 and 570,280 Americans are expected to die from this disease during this year.
That is an average of 1,500 per day.
Will you be one of those statistics? Cancer does not discriminate. It strikes all ages,
all sexes, and all races. Please help LemonAide’s Friends, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (3)
(c) organization whose mission is to fight cancer, make a difference. LemonAide’s
Friends raises money through fundraisers, donations and the sale of the
LemonAide clown dolls, silicone bracelets, and other products currently under
development. Donations can be made in honor of or in memory of someone. All
donations are tax deductible. Please help make a difference for yourself and those
Statistics furnished by the American Cancer Society
It is our mission to help find a cure for cancer and to help cancer patients in need
by raising funds through various projects associated with LemonAide the Clown.
Since cancer affects not only the body but also the emotions our products are
intended to bring a ray of sunshine to both children and adults who are going
through cancer treatments. All money raised will be given to fund these efforts
after expenses are paid.
Sharon Herndon, President and CEO
On Christmas Eve of 2002, my life changed forever. That is when I received my
cancer diagnosis. I had very little in-depth knowledge of cancer and how it is
treated but I had to learn. I also soon learned how frightening cancer is and how
much uncertainty a cancer patient goes through. I realized the importance of the
support of family and friends. As the days passed I realized I wanted to do
something to give back and to help others through this journey. The Lemon-Aide
clown I had given my friend Lesa and that she had given back to me seemed to be
the perfect item to use to provide comfort for someone dealing with cancer. She
and I together have formed the non-profit 501(3)(c) organization we named
Lemon-Aide’s Friends, Inc. It is my goal and my dream to make this organization
successful, to have it continue as a functioning organization until there is a cure
and to raise enough money in order to truly make a difference in the fight against
Lesa Moser, Co-Founder and
Honorary Board Member
As one of the founders of Lemon-Aide’s Friends, Inc., I wanted to do something to
help make cancer a curable disease and I wanted to help raise funds to make this
possible. I also wanted to do something to help people who have been diagnosed
with cancer feel as if they were not alone during this frightening journey. Lemon-
Aide is a friend…given by friends to remind a patient that they are loved and
certainly not alone.
Board of Directors:
Sharon Herndon, CEO
Mrs. Herndon is a graduate of Mars Hill College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and a
Concentration in History. She also graduated from Western Carolina University of The University of North
Carolina with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Certification in Reading. She has
taught both first and second grades and has also taught Early Childhood Education at the Community College
level. In addition, Mrs. Herndon has set up and successfully operated a bed and breakfast. She has been very
active in community activities having served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Moultrie/Colquitt
County Chamber of Commerce. During her affiliation with the Chamber, she served as Ambassador,
Treasurer, Chairman-elect, Chairman, and Past President. She was selected as Ambassador of the Year for
two consecutive years. Additionally, she has been an active member of the Moultrie Federated Guild of The
Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs serving as Chairman of the Arts Department for two years. Mrs.
Herndon was selected as outstanding new member of the Federated Guild. After moving to Tennessee, Mrs.
Herndon served on the Board of Directors of the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the
Humboldt Downtown Business Association. As a member of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mrs.
Herndon has served on several committees. She is a breast cancer survivor and dedicated to helping in the
fight against cancer. Mrs. Herndon has been nominated for the Lance Armstrong Spirit of Survivorship Award
and for the Women Making Magic Award in Southwest Georgia as well as the Jefferson Award in Tennessee.
Robert Herndon,Jr., President
Lt. Col. Herndon is a 1992 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Astronautical Engineering. He also graduated from the College of Notre Dame (California) in 1994
with a Masters Degree in Systems Management. In 1996 he graduated from the United States Air Force
Academy Undergraduate Pilot Training Program. As a Senior Pilot he has logged over 3,400 flight hours. He
has served as Instructor Pilot of the C-5 Galaxy and Evaluator Pilot of the C-21 Learjet. Lt. Col. Herndon
graduated in 1998 as the Distinguished Graduate of the Squadron Officers School. He also graduated in 2002
from the Air Command and Staff College and in 2008 from the Air War College. He holds the rank of
Lieutenant Colonel and served as Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
Detachment 860, Utah State University. He was recently reassigned to serve as Deputy Commander of the
Northwest Region of the Air Force ROTC program. He now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Robert Herndon, Vice President
Mr. Herndon is a dual career retiree who continues to be active in his post retirement business. He retired
from the Defense industry after 33 years. He began working at Newport News Shipbuilding after graduating
from High School and remained there for 33 years. During his employment with NNS he worked his way up
the ladder to a Department Head position. He also is retired from the U.S. Army after serving for 25 years.
He volunteered for the Special Forces and after his initial active duty tour remained in the Reserves for 25
years. During his career he has been able to obtain degrees from three universities. He has a BSBA from Old
Dominion University, a MAAOM from Tusculum College and took a Doctorate Program at The George
Washington University in Executive Leadership. Presently he operates a successful business and is active in
Jennifer Herndon, Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Herndon is a 1992 graduate Of Mary Washington College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.
She also graduated in 1994 from San Jose State University with Certification in Secondary Science. Mrs.
Herndon taught seventh grade life science at Evans High School in Lubbock, Texas in 1995 and 1996. She
was a stay-at-home mom of three children from 1997 to 2009. During that time she was active in both public
and private schools serving as President of the PTA, a committee chair of the PTO and also helping to
establish a new library for the children’s school. Mrs. Herndon served as a Middle School teacher. She taught
Seventh Grade Math and Eighth Grade Literature as well as continuing her job as a Special Education Aide.
Currently she resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Board of Advisors:
J. Michael Briley, DNP, MSN, APN, Medical Advisor
J. Michael Briley graduated Cum Laud with a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry in 1990 from Freed-Hardeman
University in Henderson, Tennessee. In 1994 he graduated Summa Cum Laud from Vanderbilt
University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. He
completed a Doctoral Residency at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of
Nursing and graduated in May 2006. Mr. Briley has served as Assistant Clinical Caseworker at Jackson
Psychiatric Hospital 1987-88, Patient Care Assistant at Jackson Madison County General Hospital
1988-89, Surgical Technician Jackson-Madison County General Hospital 1989-90, and Physician
Extender at West Tennessee Healthcare 1990-92. In 1992-94 he was a Graduate Student at
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1994-95 he served as a Teaching Assistant at
Vanderbilt University. During 1995 to 1996 he served an Internship as Family Nurse Practitioner in
Henderson, Tennessee. From 1996 to the present Mr. Briley has served as Director of Primary Care
Services at TransSouth Healthcare, P.C. in Jackson, Tennessee. From 2003 to the present he has
served as Director of Student Health at Youth Town of Tennessee in Pinson, Tennessee, and 2003 to
the present Mr. Briley has served as Director of Campus Health at Freed Hardeman University in
Henderson, Tennessee. Mr. Briley received an appointment as Chairman of the Health Policy and
Governmental Affairs Committee in the state of Tennessee. In 2005 he received a faculty appointment
at the University Of Tennessee College Of Pharmacy in Memphis, Tennessee. He serves on the Board
of Directors of First South Bank and Freed-Hardeman University. From 1999-2004 Mr. Briley served as
a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee. He served as Director
from 1993-2001 of Helping Hands Outreach to Egypt (Medical/Mission).
John Thomas Alan Duelge M.D., Medical Advisor
Dr. Duelge is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin and received his Medical Degree from The
Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal
Medicine at The Milwaukee County Medical Complex in 1982. From 1980-1982 he held a Fellowship in
Medical Oncology at The Milwaukee County Medical Complex, Veterans Administration Hospital at
Milwaukee. From 1982-1989 Dr. Duelge worked as Medical Oncologist at Wausau Medical Center in
Wausau, Wisconsin. From 1989 -1993 he served as Medical Oncologist at The Cancer Treatment
Center at Farmington, New Mexico. Since 1993 Dr. Duelge has served as Medical Oncologist at Phoebe
Cancer Center in Albany, Georgia. Dr. Duelge was certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners
in 1978 followed by Certification in Internal Medicine in 1980 and Medical Oncology in 1983. From
1982 to 1989 Dr. Duelge served as Medical Director of the Wisconsin Division of the American Cancer
Society. From 1982 to the Present he has been a member of the Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr.
Duelge served as Chairman of the Cancer Committee of Wausau Hospital Center from 1987-1989. He
served from 1989-1992 as Medical Director of the New Mexico Division of the American Cancer
Society. From 1989-1992 he served as Medical Director of the National Board of Directors of the
American Cancer Society. He has also served as Chairman of the San Juan Regional Medical Center
Cancer Committee and Tumor Board and as Medical Director of the Northwest New Mexico Hospice. He
served as Chairman of the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Cancer Committee and Tumor Board. Dr.
Duelge is currently retired from his position at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Ingrid Mayer M.D., Medical Advisor
Dr. Mayer graduated medical school in 1993 at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She
completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency in 1998 at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, where she also did her Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship training from 1998 through 2001.
During this time, she worked in the laboratory setting with MAPK signaling pathway in Chronic
Myelogenous Leukemia, for which she received an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Young Investigator Award.
In 2003, Dr. Mayer became an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/
Oncology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she completed a Master of Science in
Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Program in May 2006. She has obtained intramural support through the
Vanderbilt Physician Scientist Development (VPSD) Award Program and a Cancer Center Grant
Support (CCSG) Award to identify relevant tumor antigens/targets in breast cancer tumor samples.
She has intensively worked in translational projects related to targeted therapies in breast cancer,
obtaining a Pilot Project from the Breast Cancer SPORE in 2005. She has also obtained a Breast
Cancer Research Foundation & American Association for Cancer Research (BCRF-AACR) Grant for
Translational Breast Cancer Research to explore combined endocrine and ErbB inhibition in
ER+/HER2+ breast cancers in 2007, a K23 Career Development Award to explore targeted therapies
in breast cancer, and is also co-Leader in three of the four research projects of the NCI-funded
Vanderbilt Breast Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE; Carlos Arteaga,
Dr. Mayer is a key component of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Breast Cancer Program,
where her role is to implement and conduct investigator-initiated, mechanism-based clinical and
translational trials in breast cancer, focusing in novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
Administratively, she directs the Clinical Core of the VICC Breast Cancer SPORE. She is a member of
the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Breast Committee, the National Comprehensive
Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Cancer Panel of Experts, and had served in the American Society of
Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Scientific Review Committee for two years.
Dr. Mayer’s educational accomplishments include a Doctor of Medicine from Federal University of Sao
Paulo, San Paulo, Brazil, February, 1988-December 1993; University of Miami School of Medicine,
Miami, Florida, Latin American Training Program February-June 1994; Residency, Internal Medicine,
University of Illinois at Chicago Affiliated Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, July 1994-June 1997; Chief
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago Affiliated Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois,
July-1997-June1998; Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago Affiliated
Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, July 1998-June 2001; and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2004- September 2006.
Charles Mendenhall M.D., Medical Advisor
Dr. Mendenhall currently serves as the Director of Radiation Oncology at Phoebe Putney Hospital in
Albany, Georgia. Licensed in the state of Georgia, he became Board Certified in June of 1984. Dr.
Mendenhall completed his Residency in Radiation Therapy at The University of Florida in Gainesville,
Florida in July 1983. He was awarded the American Cancer Society Regular Clinic Fellowship in June
1981 and is listed in The Best Doctors in America Southeast Region 1996-1997 edition. Dr. Mendenhall
has also made numerous presentations dealing with Ewing's Sarcoma and Carcinoma of the cervix.
Additionally, he has been featured in nine publications with the Annual Radiation Therapy Clinical
Research Seminars and Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia.
Anthony Moser M.D., Medical Advisor
Dr. Moser is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Medical
Degree from The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He completed his Internship
and Residency at The Medical University of South Carolina in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1975.
Dr. Moser has practiced Pathology for the past 30 years and is currently serving as Director of
Pathology at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Georgia. Dr. Moser finds time to relax
studying and collecting civil war artifacts. He is also an accomplished watercolor artist.
Barry Blackburn, Attorney
Mr. Blackburn is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He received a B.S.B.A. (Finance) in 1986 from
Auburn University and a M.B.A. (Finance) in 1988 from the University of Mississippi. He earned his
Law Degree in 1991 from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served on the Editorial
Board of the Mississippi Law Journal during 1990 and 1991. He continued his legal studies at the
University of Miami, where he obtained an LL.M. in Estate Planning in 1992. While residing in
Mississippi, Mr. Blackburn has practiced law primarily in the fields of Estate Planning, Estate
Administration, Elder Law, Commercial and Real Estate Transactions and Taxation. Mr. Blackburn is
also an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at the University of Mississippi. He is admitted to practice
law in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Robert D. Howell, Attorney
Mr. Howell is admitted to practice in all Georgia state and federal courts and is a member of the State
Bar of Georgia, the Moultrie Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers
Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. His practice areas include catastrophic
personal injury, wrongful death, employment discrimination, worker’s compensation, and various
other litigated matters. He also handles real estate and estate planning matters. Before returning to
his hometown of Moultrie, Mr. Howell practiced law in Atlanta with the firms of Troutman Sanders LLP
and Lord, Bissell & Brook. While at Troutman Sanders, he handled complex litigation matters for
clients such as Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Georgia Power Company, Southern Company, The
University of Georgia and The University of Georgia School of Law. While at Lord, Bissell & Brook, he
handled general commercial litigation matters. Mr. Howell received his undergraduate degree, summa
cum laude, from Valdosta State University in 1994. While there, he was a member of the Varsity
Tennis Team and a founding member of the Mock Trial Team. He earned his law degree, cum laude,
from The University of Georgia School of Law in 1998 where he was elected Chairman of the Moot
Court Board, was a member of the championship ABA Moot Court Team, won several national and
regional moot court titles and awards, and was a contributing author to the school’s Journal of
Intellectual Property Law. He is an active member of the community. Mr. Howell is Chairman of the
Moultrie Downtown Development Authority, a member of the Board of Directors for the Moultrie
Housing Authority, the Moultrie Technical College Foundation and Lemon-Aide's Friends, Inc. He has
also served on The University of Georgia School of Law Board of Visitors, is the Associate Juvenile
Court Judge for Colquitt County, and serves in several leadership roles in the First United Methodist
Church. Mr. Howell was selected to participate in the Leadership Georgia class of 2006.
Gary W. Boley, Public Relations
Mr. Boley retired as publisher of The Albany Herald in Albany, Georgia and Vice President of Gray
Publishing, LLC, in October 2005 after 43 years in the newspaper business. After two months of
retirement, he returned to Moultrie as Director of Marketing, Public Relations and the Foundation for
Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Mr. Boley began his journalism career as a sports writer for The
Greenville News and Greenville Piedmont in Greenville, S.C., and over a twenty year period served in
a number of writing and editing positions with the Greenville newspapers before being named
Managing Editor of The Greenville News, the flagship paper of Multimedia, Inc. He recently retired
from his position as Director of Marketing, Public Relations and the Foundation for Colquitt Regional
Medical Center in Moultrie, Georgia.
Honorary Board of Directors:
C. Victor Beadles
Victor Beadles is a graduate of Waycross High School in Waycross, Georgia. He also graduated from
Georgia Tech. Following graduation, Victor moved to Moultrie, Georgia where he became Chairman
and CEO of Beadles Lumber Company in Moultrie and Balfour Lumber Company in Thomasville,
Georgia. He has served on numerous community and civic boards including, having served eighteen
years on the Colquitt County Hospital Authority (four years as chairman) and is presently serving on
the Colquitt County Arts Foundation Board and the Colquitt County Development Authority Board.
Professionally he has served as a board member and President of the Southeastern Lumber
Manufacturers Association in Atlanta and is presently a board member representing the State of
Georgia on the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau in Pensacola, Florida. He is also presently serving as
a board member of the Georgia Forestry Commission in Macon, Georgia.
Chuck Cloud is a graduate of The University of Memphis and he received his Certified Financial Planner
Certification from Christian Brothers University. Chuck was employed by St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital. He worked with planned giving and individual charitable planning. Since 1997 he has been
employed as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments. While caring for more than
$146,000,000 in assets, Mr. Cloud’s emphasis is retirement planning for individual investors and
business owners. He is actively involved in his church, a member of the Rotary Club, a member of the
Financial Planning Association and has served on the Board of Directors for the Humboldt, Tennessee
Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Fred Craddock
Dr. Craddock is minister of Cherry Log Christian Church in Cherry Log, Georgia. He is Brandy
Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of Theology,
Emory University. He is much sought after as a lecturer and has delivered the Lyman Beecher
Lecturers at Yale, the Scott Lectures at Clarmeont School of Theology, the Adams Lecturers at
Southeastern Baptist Seminary, the Cole Lecturers at Vanderbilt, the Schaff Lecturers at Pittsburg
Theological Seminary, the Westervelt Lecturers at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, the Mullins Lecturers
at Southern Seminary and Earl Lecturers at Pacific School of Religion. Dr. Craddock has traveled the
world giving lecturers in many countries and has written a number of books and contributed articles to
various journals. Dr. Craddock is reported in Newsweek magazine as one of America's top preachers.
Phyllis L. Edwards
Mrs. Edwards was born in Texas and has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Personnel
Management and has worked in the field of Human Resources for over 15 years. She is happily
married and the mother of two boys. Mrs. Edwards is a devoted Christian and is currently the Precept
teacher for the Ladies Community Bible Study in Moultrie, Georgia. She is very involved in community
and school programs and serves as a Parent Educator for the Communities In Schools project. She
teaches several parent education classes. As a Christian, Mrs. Edwards looks for opportunities to
minister to women and their families. She considers it a privilege to help those who are in need of
encouragement and a loving touch. Mrs. Edwards lost a dear friend to cancer and she feels that God
used that experience to open her eyes to the needs of cancer patients and their families. It is a source
of joy for her to be able to encourage and enable others to achieve their dreams and missions in the
battle to find a cure for cancer.
Dn English is a Private Investigator, Freelance Writer, owner of Something To Read Bookstore, Main
Street Publishing, Main Street Research and A’Mata Hari and Hari Investigations. She graduated with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Memphis College of Art. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from
Memphis State University and a Master of Arts from NYU. In addition she has a Master of Arts from
the University of Memphis and has completed Post Graduate work at the University of Windsor in
Windsor, Canada. She is a cancer survivor and knows because of the type of cancer cells that are in
her body that she will always have cancer. She has been a member of a study group for the University
of Tennessee for over 40 years. Ms English has been told that she has helped put over 200 drugs on
the market with FDA approval. She is always willing to be there for anyone that is starting on a
journey through cancer.
Originally from North Carolina, Larry settled in Jacksonville, Florida following his service in the United
States Navy. He got his start in renovating properties as a youngster working with his uncle who was
a North Carolina contractor. A few years ago Larry relocated to Moultrie, Georgia and has relocated
the headquarters of Larry Franklin Properties to Moultrie where he has already made investments
exceeding $10,000,000. His service to the Moultrie community is not limited to investments in
properties. He is also serving on the United Way of Colquitt County Board of Directors as well as the
Moultrie/Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce Board.
Born and raised in Dresden, Tennessee, Lowe Finney graduated Magna Cum Laude/With High Honors
from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He
attended the Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. While at SLU, Mr. Finney
participated in the Student Bar Association, the International Law Society, the Health Law Society, Phi
Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and was the recipient of the Honorable Joseph Eagleton Scholarship. After
graduation, Mr. Finney clerked for the Honorable John Everett Williams of the Tennessee Court of
Mr. Finney is involved in all aspects of general civil litigation and appeals in Tennessee state courts,
United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He maintains
active practices in the areas of social security disability, business formation, estates and probate, and
In 2006, Mr. Finney was elected to the 105th Tennessee General Assembly to serve the people of the
27th Senate District. He currently serves as Chairman of the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus,
and previously served as Secretary/Treasurer. He is Vice-Chair of the Senate State and Local
Government Committee, Secretary of the Long-Term Oversight Committee, and a member of the
Transportation Committee. He served one session as a member of the Senate Environment,
Conservation and Tourism Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee. He also
served as Chairman of the Special Joint Committee to Study the Creation of a Department of Aging as
well as the Co-Chair of the Special Joint Committee to Study the Tennessee Wildlife Resources
Mr. Finney is a member of the Madison County and Tennessee Bar Associations. He previously taught
Business Law, Constitutional Law, and Law and the Courts at Lambuth University, Business Law at
Lane College in Jackson, and Entertainment Law at Bethel University in McKenzie.
In 2009, Mr. Finney was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve on the Advisory
Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. Since 2008, he has served on the Appellate
Practice Section Executive Council for the Tennessee Bar Association.
Mr. Finney and his wife, Tiffany, are members of Jackson First Baptist Church. He is a member of the
Saint Louis University Alumni Council, the Ames Plantation Historical Society, and the National Rifle
Association. He enjoys reading history and biographies, travel, music, and hunting.
Curtis Halford lives in Dyer Tennessee. He attended Dyersburg State Community College and is
retired from Dyer Fiberglass. Mr. Halford is a member of the Gibson County Republican Party and
Leadership Gibson County. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Casey Counseling Center’s Peer
Support Group. Mr. Halford serves as Representative for District 79 in the Tennessee State House
where he is a member of the Agriculture, Health and Human Resource Committees and the
Subcommittee on Health Care Facilities. Mr. Halford has also served as a Gibson County
C. Stratton Hill, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Dr, Hill received his BA degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, his M.D. from The
University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee, and served a Residency and a
Fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Bellevue Hospital, Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hill
founded the Pain Service at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1981. He served
on the faculty at M.D. Anderson for 35 years. Dr. Hill has been a champion for the adequate and
appropriate treatment of pain throughout his career. Besides promoting optimum clinical care, he is
active in legislative efforts to remove state and federal barriers to adequate pain relief. In recognition
of his lifelong achievements, Dr. Hill received the 1995 American Cancer Society Humanitarian Award.
He serves on the pain management education task force of the CATCHUM Project (Cancer Teaching
and Curriculum Enhancement in Undergraduate Medicine) and continues to lecture.
As early as age three, Eric Mintel could be found sitting at the piano creating his own melodies. Music,
especially classical and jazz, was always a part of the Mintel household. In 1982, when his piano
teacher was trying to teach him the basics, Eric was already playing compositions such as Blue Rondo
a la Turk and other demanding pieces. In 1993 he formed the Eric Mintel Quartet. Additionally, a
composer of orchestral and choral music, the Quartets choral concerts feature the rarely heard sacred
choral music of Duke Ellington performed with various choirs throughout the country combining jazz
and choral music. Eric performed at the White House in 1998 and was interviewed and featured in
DownBeat Magazine. Eric has also performed at the Kennedy Center.
Mrs. Moser graduated from The Medical University of South Carolina School of Cytotechnology and
became a registered Cytotechnologist by The American Society of Clinical Pathologists. While living in
Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Moser worked for 13 years screening genital and non-genital cytology for
cancerous and precancerous cells. She raised three children and has headed numerous volunteer
projects in Charleston, S.C. and in her present home of Moultrie, GA. Mrs. Moser received the 2001-
2002 Clubwoman of the Year Award from the Moultrie Federated Guild of the Georgia Federation of
Women's Clubs. She served as 2004-2005 President of the Board of Directors of the Colquitt County
Arts Center. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2002 and completed treatments the same
year. Mrs. Moser received the first Lemon-Aide clown in 2002 at her first treatment and was
instrumental in the start-up of Lemon-Aide’s Friends.
P. Buckley Moss
Patricia Buckley was born in the Richmond Borough of New York City. In grade school, she was
perceived as a poor student, a circumstance probably attributable to dyslexia. One of her teachers
determined that she was artistically gifted. Her mother enrolled her in an extraordinary school for girls
in downtown Manhattan known as the Washington Irving High School for Fine Arts. There Pat’s artistic
abilities were taken seriously. In 1951 Pat received a scholarship to New York’s Cooper Union for the
Advancement of Science and Art. She studied there for four years and specialized in fine arts and
graphic design. Soon after leaving the school she married Jack Moss who was a chemical engineer. In
1964 her husband’s work took his family to Waynesboro, Virginia. By then they had five children and a
sixth one on the way. It was while living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that she came to
appreciate and to know the deeply religious Amish and Mennonite people. Soon she was incorporating
them in her art work. In 1967 she won her first major art show prize, a one-person museum
exhibition. This exhibition encouraged her to start seriously marketing her work. The uniqueness of
her work generated by her subject matter won her wide spread recognition. Thousands of collectors in
the United States, Europe, and Japan have come to recognize and treasure her work. In 1987, the P.
Buckley Moss Society was established. This Society now has some 38 active chapters and a
membership of approximately 15,000. In 1989 the P. Buckley Moss Museum opened in Waynesboro,
Virginia. Today the Museum attracts approximately 45,000 visitors per year. For many who know her
and are familiar with her life, she is “THE PEOPLE.S ARTIST”.
In a career that has spanned over thirty years, Connie Stevens has gained worldwide popularity and
recognition as a multi-talented performer, producer, and most recently, as a major force in the
business world. She has successfully transcended the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture Star,
Television Star, Broadway Star, Recording Artist, to the concert stage and then on to develop a
successful cosmetic empire.
Connie has proven herself in the business world by creating Forever Spring, a cosmetic empire that
has spawned over 300 products that include skin care, make up, hair care items, and fragrances
among others. She recently designed and opened the Garden Sanctuary, an executive day spa and
boutique in Los Angeles which will offer clients a spa menu, an elegant retail boutique, and other
amenities in an elegant private garden-like environment.
Connie’s Forever Spring is one of the most talked about and popular cosmetic skin care product lines
in the industry. Connie Steven’s Forever Spring has amassed a clientele of over 3 million women
across the country and earnings from the Home Shopping Network alone grossed over one billion
dollars. Considered one of the top 500 female executives in the United States, Connie has owned and
operated her company over for 14 years.
She has devoted much of her time and influence to help those less fortunate and her work with Native
American Indians is widely recognized. Connie’s project Windfeather of 12 years has enabled the
awarding of 83 college scholarships for Native American youths, the delivery of surplus goods to
Indian reservations nationwide and summer camps for Native American children who have never left
Stevens, the filmmaker, completed producing and directing A Healing, a documentary dedicated to the
women, and the young warriors they attended to, who served in the U.S./Vietnam conflict. Proceeds
from this documentary will go to several veterans’ charities. In addition, she has made landmark
strides with Dignity in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, helping the mentally and physically challenged to
become working members of the community. Hosting her annual Celebrity Ski Extravaganza, Connie
has enabled the development of programs and a facility to house and educate these people, newly
dedicated as the Connie Stevens Center for Independent Living. She is now involved in plans to build
the first resort hotel for children and young adults with special needs.
For her tireless work and support of others, Connie has been honored and received the coveted 1991
Lady of Humanities award from the Shriners Hospital, and Humanitarian of the Year by the Sons of
Italy in Washington, D.C. She also was honored by the Vietnam Veterans Association of America as
well as receiving The Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service from the United States Armed
Forces, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian.
Hugh B. Ward
Rev. Ward received his B.A. in Biology from Asbury College. He worked in rural churches in Kentucky
and Mississippi for a time and joined the US Marines in 1966. Following Boot Camp at Parris Island,
Vietnamese Language School and Intelligence School, he served in the Republic of Vietnam from 1968
until 1972. He attended Columbia Theological Seminary from 1972 until 1975 and did his graduate
work at Emory University from 1975 until 1979. During those years he served at Fairview Presbyterian
Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. From 1979 until 1988 he was pastor at Columbia Presbyterian
Church in Decatur, Georgia. In 1989 Hugh accepted the position of pastor at the First Presbyterian
Church in Moultrie, Georgia. He retired from this position in 2011.
Sponsor Lemon-Aide’s Friends:
Being a corporate sponsor of the Lemon-Aide’s Friends Project is a wonderful way
for a corporation to show their concern for the needs of society especially for the
segment of the population dealing with cancer.
Become a volunteer and help spread the word about the Lemon-Aide Project or
raise funds to help in the fight against cancer.
Make a contribution to help fight cancer or give a donation in honor of or memory
of someone. All donations are tax deductible. Donations may also be designated as
a contribution to the special “Jill Fund” to be used to pay the expenses for the
To sponsor, volunteer, or donate please contact Sharon Herndon at 229-985-8090
Monday through Saturday between 10 A.M. and 5 P.M.
Distribution of Funds
Lemon-Aides Friends, Inc. plans to donate monies raised through fundraisers and
the sale of the Lemon-Aide products after expenses are paid to specific research
projects, to cancer treatment centers, and to cancer patients in need.
The Medical Advisors on the Board of Directors will make the decisions as to how
funds will be allocated. All requests for donations will be considered. These
decisions will be made by the end of the fiscal year.
The “Jill” Fund
The “Jill” Fund is a special fund established in memory of Jill Lazarus. The
money contributed to this fund will be used to pay the expenses for the Lemon-
Aide project so that money raised from the sales of the Lemon-Aide products may
be donated to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
To Order Lemon-Aide Products:
To order Lemon-Aide products, please call Sharon Herndon at 229-873-2419 or
write Lemon-Aide's Friends, Inc., P.O. Box 1244, Moultrie, GA 31776.
Send orders to:
Lemon-Aide’s Friends, Inc.
P.O. Box 1244
Moultrie, Georgia 31776
Call Sharon Herndon at 229-873-2419
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